We are delighted to announce the appointment of two new Board members who will bring diverse networks and insight from their extensive experience working in HR, finance and management.
Ruth Busby, HR Director at Great Western Railway (GWR), and Kris Murali, Director of Finance and Resources at Scouts, will support us to achieve our mission of supporting young people furthest from the labour market into meaningful employment.
In her current role, Ruth focuses on the people agenda including engagement, kindness, inclusion and diversity, and health and wellbeing. As a HR specialist, she is also involved in several industry-wide activities including Rail Wellbeing Live, and leading a rail industry wide study, in conjunction with the Samaritans, on improving mental health support for rail colleagues. Ruth is also co-Chair of Women in Rail South. Previously, Ruth held leadership roles in Higher Education, and the Civil Service, where she started her career in policy development.
Commenting on her appointment, Ruth said:
“I’m absolutely delighted to be joining the Board of Youth Futures Foundation. Securing great quality employment opportunities for all young people is absolutely essential and I am looking forward to working with the team to achieve this ambition.”
In his current role, Kris oversees financial control, people policies and governance to deliver Scouts’ strategy to prepare more young people with skills for life. As an established senior leader, he brings a breadth of financial, commercial and management experience spanning both the private sector and not-for-profit organisations.
Commenting on his appointment, Kris said:
“Investing in young people unlocks hidden talent and transforms their prospects. Supporting them with routes into work is an urgent mission that I’m looking forward to contributing to on the Board of Youth Futures Foundation.”
Before Scouts, Kris served as Deputy CEO of the disability charity, Sense, leading the corporate support services including governance and the trading portfolio of 115 charity shops. He also served on the Board of Sense International, overseeing their operations in eight countries.
We welcome both Ruth and Kris to the team and look forward to working with them to create more opportunities for young people from marginalised backgrounds.